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Announcement!

Posted on: October 8th, 2008 by Todd Haimes

 

It is my pleasure to announce that for our third and final production at the American Airlines Theatre this season we will welcome back three dear friends of Roundabout, each of whom requires little by way of an introduction. Following Hedda Gabler will be a production of The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, directed by David Grindley, and starring Matthew Broderick.

 

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Rules of Engagement

Posted on: October 8th, 2008 by Jill Rafson

 

In The Philanthropist, Christopher Hampton turns his wit on a group of characters living in the insular world of academia. His fascination seems to be with their utter self-absorption, rendering these people incapable of engaging with the world around them. Sure, a man in drag has shot the Prime Minister, and yes, terrorists are on the hunt for prominent English writers – but who cares about that when there are departmental love affairs to discuss!

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